Gain a deeper appreciation for the poetry of Emily Dickinson, considered by many to be America’s preeminent lyric poet, at a four-part workshop series facilitated by Delmar resident and retired attorney Jeff Cohen. Workshop participants will read and explore Dickinson’s work through informed discussion.
The series takes place Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, and Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Registration is required and will include all four sessions. Visit our online calendar at bethlehem.librarycalendar.com and select the first date in the series to sign up.
Bethlehem Public Library recently received Bike Friendly New York certification. We’re located just blocks away from the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail, which makes us the perfect pit stop for weary cyclists looking for clean restrooms, cool water, and great place to chill out in the middle of a ride. We’ve also got a Dero Fix-it bicycle repair station available 24/7.
Want to make an impromptu stop but forgot your bike lock? Borrow one from our Circulation Desk so you can enjoy a worry free time inside the library.
The Friends NYC bus trip is back
The Friends of Bethlehem Public Library are once again sponsoring a trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 3. Shop, catch a Broadway show or just soak in that Big Apple ambiance.
The bus will leave CDTA’s Delaware Avenue park-and-ride lot in Elsmere next to The Warbler Brewery at 7:30 a.m. It will depart New York City promptly at 6 p.m. Bryant Park is the arrival and departure point in New York. If you are ordering matinee theater tickets, be sure to ask the time the performance ends so that you will be on time to depart.
The cost is $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information, call (no texts) Patty Caporta at (518) 439-1328 or visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/about-us/friends-of-bethlehem-public-library/friends-bus-trip-to-nyc.
Buy books; support Friends
It’s almost time again for the Friends’ fall fundraiser book sale at the library! Stock up on some new-to-you books and DVDs at the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library’s Pop-Up Book Sale on the library plaza Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10-4:30 p.m. For sale will be books and other materials that have been removed from the library collection and are in excellent condition. Many are duplicate copies of popular titles. Pricing will be cash-only by suggested donation.
Donate books; help Grassroot Givers
Looking for an opportunity to donate books? Bethlehem Public Library is partnering with Grassroot Givers, a local nonprofit, to collect like-new books for donation to local organizations and individuals in need. Collection day is Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library garage.
Donations to the Book Project must fit the following criteria: current adult paperback fiction and nonfiction; current adult hardcover fiction and nonfiction; current children’s board books; current children’s hardcover and softcover picture books; current elementary and middle school chapter books; current adult biography, self-help, cookbooks, history books.
Grassroot Givers can not accept books older than 10 years; torn or moldy books; encyclopedias; videos, tapes or CDs; magazines; computer books older than three years; test prep books older than the current year; textbooks of any kind, including law and medical books.
Collection will take place in front of the library’s garage. Donations that do not meet these criteria, and donations brought before 10 a.m. or after 1 p.m., will not be accepted.
— Kristen Roberts